Air Conditioner Installation: Packaged System Vs divided System

Air Conditioner Installation: Packaged System Vs divided System




Packaged vs divided System

Packaged System – The complete air conditioning package is assembled at the factory and arrives in a single cabinet unit that’s ready to install on the exterior of the home. It can be located on a concrete slab at a chosen point along the building’s foundation, or it can be placed on the roof.

The package includes a condenser, a compressor and an evaporator wire. Some include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace, completely eliminating the need for an indoor heat source.

The interior ductwork connects to the Packaged Air Conditioning System by an exterior wall.

Pros

  • Simplicity of Design – All of the elements are in one cabinet. All that’s needed is the interior ductwork.
  • Refrigerant – The Package System arrives fully charged. It’s set to run on factory settings for peak efficiency.
  • Installation Cost – This kind of air conditioner installation is generally less costly because it’s less labor intensive.
  • Space Saving – This is a great choice when there’s a without of indoor space for elements. Mobile homes and homes that have only a crawl space, for example.

Cons

  • Exposure to ecosystem – All of the operating controls and electrical elements are located outdoors. If moisture gets into the system, it can create a number of issues. for example, rusting can occur much faster.
  • Damage From Animals – The operation of the unit produces heat that attracts wildlife seeking a warm place to nest. Animals can chew by the insulation and wiring. This is most apt to be a possible problem in snowy, rainy climates.
  • Less Efficient – The Packaged AC Systems show far less efficiency; the units typically have a SEER rating in the range of 13-15.

divided System – A divided AC system consists of 3 dominant elements. A condenser and compressor are housed in a cabinet unit that typically sits on an exterior slab. An evaporator wire is located in an interior cabinet, usually in the attic or inside a closet. An indoor air handler is usually provided by the furnace or a heat pump to push the conditioned air along the ductwork.

Pros

  • Ease of Layout – divided air conditioning systems easily adjust to custom layout design configurations; they can utilize down-flow, up-flow or horizontal flow, as needed.
  • Optimum Energy Efficiency – There’s a very wide SEER ratings range (13-25) that allows a greater opportunity to own an optimally energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Cons

  • Higher Installation Cost – divided Air Conditioner System installation is more labor intense because it requires both interior and exterior work.

Important observe: It’s usually the most budget-friendly option if there’s already a heating system in place and you’re installing a new ac unit or replacing one that’s inefficient.

  • Refrigerant – Unlike the Central AC Package Systems, the divided AC Systems can’t be charged until all of the lines have been connected.



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